KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Kang Chu Thao of Wausau, Wisconsin was named as one of 10 People to People International (PTPI) Inspirational Merit Scholars for her outstanding dedication, perseverance and inspiration to others. As a PTPI Inspirational Merit Scholar, Kang Chu will receive $2,000 toward her summer participation in the Student Ambassador Program to Europe.
“This year marks the first for this program, for which delegation leaders and area directors from throughout the United States nominated those who inspire their peers, leaders and parents through extraordinary actions. Kang Chu is truly a distinguished young lady that has persevered despite hardships,” said Mary Jean Eisenhower, President and CEO of People to People International. PTPI created this scholarship to acknowledge delegates that exemplify outstanding leadership abilities and serve as role models within their communities on a national or international level.
Kang Chu stands out as a Student Ambassador, exhibiting a strength and maturity beyond her years. A member of the Hmong culture, Kang Chu is thankful her parents support her educational goals to better herself, her family and the greater community. Kang Chu works diligently to care for disabled parents while pursuing her education. Described as, ” … an amazing young woman growing up in two cultures,” People to People International is proud to name Kang Chu Thao as a 2007 Inspirational Merit Scholar.
People to People International (PTPI), with World Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri USA, was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 11, 1956 to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures. Today, as a NGO with a U.S., not-for-profit [501 (c)(3)] tax rating, PTPI has a presence in 135 countries with more than 80,000 families and individuals actively participating in People to People International programs. Visit http://www.ptpi.org/ for more information.
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